How to Set up and Enforce Password Expiration Policy in Office 365

Office 365 provides many security options and controls for IT admins to enforce maximum data security. One such feature is the password expiration policy. By default, this option will be in a disabled state. Office 365 admins can enable it, thus making every team member change their password once in a stipulated period of time. Follow these instructions to enable the password expiration policy in Office 365.

Step 1: Log in to Your Office 365 Admin Account

Go to office.com and enter your admin login credentials to sign in and access the homepage.

Step 2: Go to Admin

Click on the Admin icon in the list of available services and click on it. This will take you to the Office 365 admin center.

Step 3: Click on the Settings Icon

Locate the Settings icon in the left menu items and click on it to expand it.

Step 4: Go to Org Settings

Find Org settings listed under the main Settings and click on it. This will take you to a page where you can enable or disable org-wide settings.

Step 5: Select  Security and Privacy Tab

Click on the Security and Privacy tab as seen in the image below.

Step 6: Enable User Login Password Expiry 

Click on the checkbox to enable it.

Step 7:  Choose a Timeframe Before the Password Expires

Select the number of days in which the password should expire. Ideally, it shouldn’t be too long (for security) and too short (for user convenience). Enter the number of days before which Office 365 prompts users about the password expiry.

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